Back in July, Michaela Bowling set a new British Record for sidesaddle jumping. Now Susan Oakes, an Irish equestrian has set TWO new World Records by clearing a 6’8″ Puissance wall (2″ higher than the previous record) on SIEC Atlas, then switching horses and clearing a 6’5″ triple bar on SIEC Oberon.
It is hard to imagine what it would be like to canter a horse at jumps of that size. Even more amazing to ride a horse that would consider jumping it. And completely beyond the realm of reality to consider you might actually clear one.
Oakes is an accomplished point-to-point rider who only took up show jumping two years ago.